I participated in a white elephant gift exchange with my colleagues this past week. We used a fun poem for the exchange. It is never easy to pick a gift when you are unsure of the recipient.
I knew I wanted to give a gift that would be only be useful, (NOT something that had potential to be re-gifted,) I also wanted to give a gift that displays my excitement for delicious food. I decided to make a batch of this Citrus Salt and pair it with a kitchen apron and a recipe book. Cute, right? I could have used that kitchen apron last week while I was baking cookies…..
This Citrus Sea Salt is simple to make and offers a distinctive quality. Who would NOT love to be the recipient of a gift that will keep on giving over and over again in various homemade dishes including: Chocolate Mousse with Sea Salt, Lemon Chickpea Lentil Soup, Citrus Collards with Raisins Redux, Olive Oil, Lemon, & Sea Salt Sundaes, Lemon Asparagus Soup, or Margarita Guacamole.
- 2 cups coarse sea salt (I used Himalayan Pink Sea Salt)
- 4 tablespoons of zest from a combination of limes, lemons, or oranges
- a really cute sealable jar
- Preheat the oven to 225 degrees.
- Mix the salt with the zest and spread evenly on a baking sheet.
- Place in the oven and bake for 1-2 hours until the zest is dry. (I use a convection oven and only had to bake for 1 hour). Turn once, if possible.
- Put the salt mixture in to a food processor and pulse until evenly mixed.
- Pour the salt mixture in to a sealable jar & decorate.